Squeeze

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Squeeze are a British band, that came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the new wave period of the late 1970s, and continued recording successfully in the 1980s and 1990s. They are known in the UK for their hit songs "Cool for Cats", "Up the Junction", "Tempted", "Labelled with Love", "Black Coffee in Bed", "Another Nail in My Heart", "Pulling Mussels (from the Shell)" and "Hourglass". Though not as commercially successful in the United States, Squeeze had American chart hits with "Tempted", "Hourglass" and "853-5937", and they have a dedicated following there and continue to attract new fans. All of Squeeze's hits were written by band members Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, with the former penning the lyrics and the latter handling the composition. The duo were hailed as "the heirs to Lennon and McCartney's throne" during their peak of popularity in the early 1980s.

The group formed in Deptford, London, in 1974, and first broke up in 1982. Squeeze then reformed in 1985, and disbanded again in 1999. The band reunited for tours through the United States and United Kingdom in 2007, and this touring version of Squeeze has continued.

In 2010, they issued Spot the Difference, an album of newly recorded versions of older material. The band's first album of all-new material since 1998, Cradle to the Grave, was released in October 2015.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Squeeze 5
1979 Cool for Cats 6
1980 Argybargy 7
1981 East Side Story 6
1982 Sweets From a Stranger 7
1985 Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti 5
1986 Babylon and On 5
1989 Frank 4
1991 Play 1
1993 Some Fantastic Place 2
1995 Ridiculous 3
1998 Domino 2
2010 Spot the Difference 1
2015 Cradle to the Grave 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1982 Singles: 45’s and Under 4 7
1987 Classics, Volume 25 2
1992 Greatest Hits 2
1996 Piccadilly Collection 1
1996 Excess Moderation 1
2000 Up The Junction 1
2002 Big Squeeze: The Very Best of Squeeze 2
2007 Essential Squeeze 1
2008 The Squeeze Story 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1990 A Round and A Bout 2
2007 Five Live 1
2008 The Complete BBC Sessions 1
2012 Live at the Fillmore 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Goodbye Girl 1
1978 Take Me I’m Yours 1
1979 Slap & Tickle 1
1979 Cool for Cats 1
1979 Up the Junction 1
1980 Pulling Mussels (From the Shell) 1
1981 Labelled With Love 1
1981 Is That Love 1
1982 Annie Get Your Gun 1
1982 Black Coffee in Bed 1
1982 When the Hangover Strikes 1
1985 Last Time Forever 1
1987 Hourglass 1
1987 Trust Me to Open My Mouth 1
1988 Footprints 1
1989 Love Circles 1
1990 Annie Get Your Gun (live) 1
1995 Tempted/Black Coffee in Bed 1
1995 This Summer 3
1996 Electric Trains 1
1996 Heaven Knows 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
1977 Packet of Three 1
1979 6 Squeeze Songs Crammed Into One Ten-Inch Record 1
2012 Arse About Face 4 1

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